1970 Baseball Replay

A replay of the 1970 baseball season using Diamond Mind Baseball.

Tag: Roy Face

Face Available, If Wanted

Filed under Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Montreal Expos, Uncategorized
August 27, 1969

Some baseball people were surprised when the Montreal Expos released Elroy Face a couple of weeks ago. The former Pirate bullpen ace had done a good job for Gene Mauch. He had won three games, saved twelve with three losses. “I wasn’t surprised,” Face said yesterday upon his return from a fishing trip. “I guess

Wilhelm Passes Cy Young On Games List

Filed under Chicago White Sox
August 12, 1968

James Hoyt Wilhelm, the amazing knuckleball wizard of the White Sox, has always stubbornly avoided setting any goals for himself. But the aging relief ace has one now. After breezing right past Cy Young’s 57-year-old major league record of appearing in 906 games, Wilhelm frankly stated that he’d like to stretch his new all-time mark

Redbirds Nestled Atop Senior Circuit

Filed under Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals
July 10, 1968

Stan Musial recently tabbed this Cardinal club to be the one to “mold the greatest dynasty in the club’s history.” Who could argue with the Man? St. Louis seems intent on a rematch with Detroit in order to exact revenge for the bitter sweep in last year’s World Series with all of the games decided

Callison Is Kryptonite to Elroy Face

Filed under Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates
June 30, 1968

On a scorching hot day in Philadelphia, Pirate starter Bob Veale blanks the Phils through eight innings. Maury Wills led the game off with a triple, and scored on Gene Alley’s sacrifice fly to give Veale a quick one-run lead. Roberto Clemente homered in the fourth to double the lead. It marked the second consecutive

Yaz breaks up rookie Bahnsen's no-hitter in the ninth; Yanks win 3-0

Filed under New York Yankees
May 10, 1968

In his eighth career starter, New York’s Stan Bahnsen no-hit the Boston Red Sox through twenty-five outs. Bahnsen battled Boston starter Gary Waslewski for six plus innings until Gene Michael plated Tom Tresh with a single through the hole at short. Bahnsen received two insurance runs in the eighth with a two-run single by catcher

Tigers Notch Season's First Win in Overtime

Filed under Detroit Tigers
April 13, 1968

It took fifteen innings, but the defending world champion Detroit Tigers won their first game after two opening defeats, and who else would you expect but Norm Cash to drive in the winning run. The World Series MVP Cash entered the game in the eighth, and doubled home Dick McAuliffe for the 6-5 victory over

Wills Returns From Injury With Game Winning Hit

Filed under Pittsburgh Pirates
May 11, 1967

In his first game since May 5, Maury Wills drove in the winning run with a tenth inning single scoring Jerry May as Pittsburgh defeated the Atlanta Braves, 7-6. Phil Niekro (1-2) took the loss for the Braves, and Roy Face (3-0) earned the win in relief. The Pirates were 1-3 in Wills’ absence. The

Alou, Bucs Spoil Seaver Debut, Top Mets in 10

Filed under New York Mets, Pittsburgh Pirates
April 12, 1967

Matty Alou hit a two-run double in the tenth as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the New York Mets, 5-3. Pittsburgh took a quick two-run lead off Mets starter Tom Seaver, making his major league debut. The Pirates gave Seaver a rude welcome to the big leagues with four consecutive base hits to open the game.

Braves Bullpen Blows Big Lead

Filed under Atlanta Braves
June 12, 1966

The Braves appeared poised for a road sweep at Forbes Field, but the Pirates erupted for eight runs in the sixth inning to save the series with a 9-7 victory. Hank Aaron belted his 16th home run, a second-inning grand slam, off Don Cardwell, but Denver LeMaster and relievers Fischer and Schneider could not hold

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